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CHINA ART SHOW FACES CLIMATE CHANGE | Wall Street Journal

CHINA ART SHOW FACES CLIMATE CHANGE | Wall Street Journal | Graffiti | Scoop.it

 

Residents of this smog-choked city are uniquely prepared for an impassioned discussion of the environment, whether it’s the state of the air or the fears about food and water safety.

 

The nonprofit Cape Farewell hopes to inject the topic into the cultural sphere as well. On Friday, it opens “U-N-F-O-L-D,” a group exhibition of works showing artists’ reactions to the environmental impact they witnessed in Greenland, Peru and the Arctic, on trips organized by Cape Farewell.

 

The exhibit “is a direct response to being in the front line of climate change,” says co-curator Chris Wainwright. Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts is hosting the show, which has toured previously in the U.S. and Europe. It moves to the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts in June.

 

Pieces range from “The Hot Breath of Our Civilisation,” an LED text display by “Atonement” author Ian McEwan, to music by Scottish pop star KT Tunstall. Perhaps most striking is “Polar Diamond” by Ackroyd & Harvey. The pair discovered a polar-bear skeleton during their trip to the Arctic. They cremated one of its bones, extracted carbon from the residue ash, then artificially created a diamond.

 

Cape Farewell founder David Buckland believes that the purpose of the show is to explore the subject of climate change in a more emotional and accessible way.

 

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